Kramer Enters Commercial and Residential Audio Realm With New Speaker Line

kramer-speakers-1114Originally launched at this summer’s InfoComm show, Kramer’s new speaker lines — Galil, Yarden, Tavor and Dolev were introduced so Kramer could become a “major global player in the audio arena.” Crestron will now compete with Atlas, TOA, JBL, Extron, Crestron and Bose, among many others, in the commercial and residential audio world.

Galil Family: Kramer’s Galil family is a classic fits-all speaker solution designed for transportation centers, hotels, educational facilities, small and large boardrooms, shopping centers and other large venues. Galil is supported by constant voltage amplifiers and Lo-Z to Hi-Z audio transformers. The Galil line offers an affordable range of 4”/6.5”/8” open and closed (UL) in-ceiling round speakers and an affordable full line of 4”/5.25”/6.5” on-wall speakers. All speakers include tapping transformers (70V/100V/8Ω).

Yarden Family: The Yarden family is Kramer’s new performance-based line designed for executive boardrooms, high-end hotels, banks, embassies, government facilities and music halls. Offering exceptional and unprecedented sound quality, Yarden includes 4”/6.5”/8” in-ceiling round speakers and 4”/5.25”/6.5” on-wall speakers with multiple tweeters that provide varying degrees of dispersion for a variety of purposes. Yarden features stereo or stereo/mono speakers, a music/speech switch to enhance intelligibility, Kevlar woofers, titanium pivoting tweeters such as ceiling-tile speakers, round in-ceiling high-power speakers, on-wall speakers and more.

Tavor Family: The new Tavor family of powered speakers offers all-in-one solutions where time and space saving installations are important. Tavor includes ceiling-tile speakers, on-wall and subwoofers. The Tavor line is designed for transportation centers, hotels, educational facilities, small and large boardrooms, shopping centers and other large venues.

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Dolev Family: Dolev is a new family of high-quality bi-amplified studio-grade speakers that deliver clear and balanced flat response with low THD even at high volume. Dolev speakers are designed for control rooms, editing studios, sports bars, music clubs, high-end facilities and home entertainment. Dolev offers three different models: 5.25” with a 50-watt amplifier, 6.5” with 75-watt amplifier and 8” with 100-watt amplifier.

Here are the specs on each line.

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Gary Kayye, founder of rAVe Publications, is one of the most prominent personalities in the audiovisual industry. He has been a contributor to WIRED magazine and a technical advisor and columnist for Sound & Communications magazine as well as an opinionated columnist for rAVe [Publications] since 2003. In addition to his writing and market analysis, Gary has been a product, marketing and business operations consultant to dozens of AV companies in the U.S. and overseas. Clients have included companies such as Sony, Sharp, Epson, Lutron, InFocus, Sanyo, Mitsubishi, NEC and Philips.   Gary, who has been involved with the audiovisual market for over 20 years, was the recipient of the InfoComm 2003 Educator of the Year Award and the 2007 NSCA Instructor of the Year Award. Over the years, he has donated much of his time as an active volunteer in the AV industry’s trade association and served as chairman of InfoComm’s Professional Education & Training Committee (PETC), chairman of the ICIA Design School Committee and chairman of InfoComm’s Installation School Committee. In addition, he has served on the InfoComm board of governors. He also helped grow the InfoComm Projection Shoot-Out as the premiere AV industry trade show special event serving on the committee from 1991 through 1997, and was instrumental in launching the Shoot-Out in the European market at the Photokina Expo in 1994 and 1996 as well as the Asian market at the 1995 and 1997 INFOCOMM Asia shows.   Prior to founding his own company, Gary was vice president of sales and marketing for AMX Corporation (www.amx.com), a manufacturer specializing in professional AV and residential AV control systems. Prior to AMX, Gary spent nine years at Extron Electronics (www.extron.com), rising to the position of vice president of sales and marketing. Gary earned his bachelor’s degree in journalism in 1987 from the University of North Carolina and is currently Adjunct Faculty at UNC in the School of Journalism teaching a class on how future technologies will affect the future of advertising, PR and marketing.   He is also the founder of Swim for Smiles, a non-profit that raises money for the N.C. Children’s Hospital through swimming and other fitness-related events for kids. You can contact him at gary@ravepubs.com..